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cheekbone surgery and cheek assymmetry

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cheekbone surgery and cheek assymmetry

Postby desi_uk » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:42 pm

Hi i wonder if you can help me im in quite a desperate situation

I had some Radiesse injectable filler injected on my right cheekbone to hide a small scar i had about three years ago.
The Radiesse caused a lump to appear and seemed quite apparant which made me self concious. I wanted to make the lump dissapear and i was going to have some steroids injected to help reduce the lump.
After hearing it was potentially dangerous i decided to approach my gp who forwarded me onto an nhs surgeon.
The nhs surgeon cut around the initial scar which was about 2 cm in length and 3 mm in width running vertically on my cheekbone. He then scraped away the lump which was a lump of tissue formed by the radiesse.

The lump was directly above my cheekbone and the surgeon scraped away the top part of my cheekbone as he was scraping the lump.
If i feel the left side cheekbone, the untouched cheekbone i can feel the cheekbone curves smoothly upwards onto the corner of my eye socket.
But on the right cheekbone where the surgeon scraped away the lump i can feel that the top part of my cheekbone doesnt have that curve because the top part of my cheekbone which runs to the corner of my eye socket feels more flat and i cant feel the plumpness of the bone, as its been scraped..away.

Also the surgery made my cheek muscles swell up and that puffy look hasnt gone my gp said it may be scar tissue in the cheek.

I was wondering is there any way i can build up the curve of the top part of my cheekbone (the part below your crows feet that joins onto the corner of your eye socket) it seems to be flat as it doesnt look symmetrical is there any procedure out there that could give that symmetrical curve and slight plumpness that it once had before.

Also how can i reduce the puffy look of the cheek muscles from the surgery it still seems to be in my cheeks a year after the surgery, makes my cheeks look asymmetrical and puffed out?

P.S if it helps i could send some photo's

Thankyou for your kind help
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Postby drharris » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:38 am

Hi desi_uk,

You may be a candidate for fat transfer to restore symmetry and fullness to your cheeks. Your description is very detailed. However, a surgeon would likely need to see you in person to make recommendations with confidence.

I hope this helps,

Dr. Harris
Monte O. Harris, MD
5530 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 612
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Postby desi_uk » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:20 pm

drharris wrote:Hi desi_uk,

You may be a candidate for fat transfer to restore symmetry and fullness to your cheeks. Your description is very detailed. However, a surgeon would likely need to see you in person to make recommendations with confidence.

I hope this helps,

Dr. Harris


Hi how long can fat trasfer last is it a precise way compared to fillers to give symmetry to cheekbones?

Have you heard of a filler called Teosyal, what would be the best filler for cheekbones in your opinion?

I understand that the filler must be injected deep enough next to the bone so it attaches itself on the cheekbone immitating cheekbone, is that correct, can this cause any further complications like the filler migrating?
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